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Re: gpsd.socket file reverts to default

From: Frank Nicholas
Subject: Re: gpsd.socket file reverts to default
Date: Fri, 5 Jun 2020 18:45:47 -0400

> On Jun 5, 2020, at 6:40 PM, Paul Theodoropoulos via <> 
> wrote:
> On 6/5/2020 14:59 PM, Frank Nicholas wrote:
>> Everything you describe and the problem you are having is specific to 
>> systemd and your Linux distribution.  The GPSd project does not ship 
>> anything for managing GPSd from systemd.
> False. Version 3.11, 2014-07-23, 'Full systemd support' see NEWS. Also see 
> gpsd/systemd directory of the distribution, and the assorted tests for it 
> during build.

Thanks for the correction/info.

BUT - does GPSd install or touch any systemd files if built/installed from 
source as supplied by the developers?  I don’t have any systems that use 
systemd, or I’d test myself (all macOS, FreeBSD & Gentoo Linux).   

>> BTW - you’d be better off *not* using GPSd from the distribution package.  
>> GPSd is updated frequently and GIT head is generally stable (due to CI), and 
>> always has newer features & bug fixes that are not in the packaged/Linux 
>> distribution version (not updated frequently).
> Here we are in full agreement.
> -- 
> Paul Theodoropoulos

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